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Shoe shine workers in Cairo, street vendors in Calcutta, badly-paid public officials driving their taxis at night in Moscow–this is informal employment. A new Development Centre study, "Is Informal Normal?", examines policy options to respond to the challenge of creating more and better job
The Conception of the OECD Development Centre was the idea of US President John F. Kennedy which he first put forward in an address to the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa on 17 May 1961.
Presentation African Development Report 2008/2009
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Amériques, vers une triangulation du monde? Article by Javier Santiso
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El nuevo Eldorado, article by Javier Santiso
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Angel or Demon? China's Trade Impact, article by Javier Santiso
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No hay maldición latina. Article by Javier Santiso
The Poverty Reduction and Social Development team of the OECD Development Centre is organising several exciting events in 2009, including the launch of the GID Database 2009 and the flagship report on "Informal is Normal - Towards More and Better Jobs in Developing Countries".
OECD Development Centre Events and Meetings 2008 (Archive)
Rolando Avendano is a Research Associate working at the Americas Desk at the OECD Development Centre. His research focuses on different areas of financial economics with special interest in Sovereign Wealth Funds and institutional investors, commodity markets and Asia’s impact on economies.